Monsters painted onto Thrift Shop paintings

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Ever wonder if the countless landscapes and poorly painted cast-off paintings that seem to  find their way to thrift shops might actually have a chance at redemption and life? Two such artists,  Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal, have done just that.

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Thanks to John C. for leading us to this.

Find more through the Twisted Sifter post.

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7 Responses to “Monsters painted onto Thrift Shop paintings”

  1. I have wondered the same thing. These are awesome.

  2. How fun! I do this to old cards I find at yard sales and flea markets.

  3. Wonderful works – will research them further!
    David irvine (aka The Gnarled Branch) has many very cool works in this method – http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnarledbranch/
    Was very fortunate to get permission to use one “The Traveling Ghost” as cover art for a short story collection, Tall Tales for Shorter Days – http://www.flickr.com/photos/30673837@N02/sets/72157631592996757/with/8156430327/

  4. I love this idea, I’m tempted to do this and then donate them back to another thrift shop.

  5. These are great, the monsters are completely barmy!

  6. Hi friend,

    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Thank you for being so inspirational!!

    http://pepperboxcouture.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/the-versatile-blogger-award/
    :)

  7. Those are absolutely fantastic! nice find.

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